Barbera taking confidence from Assen to German Grand Prix
After its Dutch foray in Assen just three days ago, the Pramac Racing Team is arriving to Germany, for the second race in a row this weekend at the Sachsenring circuit for the Eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deuthscheland. It will be the sequel of a tough fortnight for the riders, with this race followed immediately by the Gran Premio dItalia in Mugello.
Located in the heartland of the former East Germanys once illustrious motorcycle racing industry, the Sachsenring is built right next to the old road course, a characteristic that the track shares with Brno in the nearby Czech Republic, which the paddock will visit in mid August. It is the second shortest track on the calendar and features a series of tight and relatively slow corners mixed in with some dazzlingly fast ones including a stomach-churning downhill right hander which was added in 2003.
The wooded hills of the Sachsenring have produced some stunning races for the Spanish rider Hèctor Barberà in the last years, as in 2004 when Hèctor achieved a great second place aboard his Aprilia 125cc or in 2010 where he produced one of his best performances of his MotoGP career.
The 25-year old put up a brilliant performance last time out in Holland and finished in seventh place and now he arrives to Germany with a confident and enthusiastic mood.
Hèctor Barberà I feel very good after the seventh place in Assen: a shining race that we needed for our confidence. We will tale more power from it for future races, especially for the next two. Now its the time for Germany: the track is quite well suited to my riding style and even though it is short it has some fast and flowing corners. I like the track and tend to be quite fast there so I hope to have a great weekend. Our objective as always is to be in the top ten, fighting with the other riders to catch the best result as possible
Francesco Guidotti Pramac Racing Team Manager
We are going to Germany with some optimism, trying to repeat the more than positive performance at Assen. Our reference point remains the Ducati Factory Team, as Hèctor could stay with its riders.
Source: Pramac Racing Press Release